Magic numbers

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Last year, I went away in August and came back with the idea for this blog. This year, I went away in August… and all I got was this lousy windburn. (Not even this Irish skin was gonna get sunburned in this absence-of-light.) We bought some cheap gas, outran Ernesto’s leftovers home, shipped TLP back […] [Read More]
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RIP Stefan Blaho

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Sad news out of Slovakia, where Islanders draft pick Stefan Blaho died Tuesday in a car accident. Just 21. [Read More]
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Long Island Connection

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The Islanders announced today the signing of Peter Ferraro. [Read More]
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Bruiser

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Good AHL-related story from the… PGA? Yep. Yusaku Miyazato aced two holes in one round this week; the PGA had said that was the first time it happened, but apparently someone did it 50 years ago in the GHO, when it was the Insurance City Open. (And right, it isn’t even the GHO anymore.) Who […] [Read More]
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Local boy makes good…macaroni

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Tip o’ softball cap to eurohockey, leading us here to discover that former New Canaan and Yale defenseman Jeff Dwyer will play for Sportivi Ghiaccio Cortina in Italy this season. Trying to think of locals while we’re here… Jaime Sifers of Stratford signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this summer… Not sure about Scott […] [Read More]
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You’ll be ranked down to No. 41

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You'll be ranked down to No. 41

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What are you guys complaining about? Literally, I can barely remember the last hockey game I covered. You want hockey? The Providence Bruins have been sold. In a summer in which the New York Islanders had raced headlong away from the conventional, they have hired a French Canadian goaltending coach to replace a Trinidad native. […] [Read More]
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Stranger in a strange land

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I’m sitting here in the John DeStefano Communications Center… (just waiting out the crowd reaction) …after a day at the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament. My tennis knowledge is pretty much limited to ninth-grade intramurals, when I was doubles-paired with Yevgeny Bendersky, and if the other side was making bad line calls, I started shooting for […] [Read More]
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